The News Shopper have been going through Ian Clement's Bexley expense claims:
Among the long list is one for:
November 30, 2007 - Mr Clement treats former Bexley chief executive Nick Johnson to an £86.40 meal courtesy of Bexley Council taxpayers at London restaurant Le Pont de la Tour. Mr Johnson, then 54, had retired on November 4 from his £203,000 Bexley job on ill-health grounds, with a full pension and a six-figure settlement. Just four months later he took a new £125,000 job with Hammersmith and Fulham Homes, an off-shoot of Hammersmith and Fulham Council. No reason is available for the lunch.
A month earlier:
"October 31 and November 3, 2007 - Mr Clement claimed £90.57. Bexley Council said: "We were informed by Mr Clement all three items were incidental expenditure relating to the course". The course in question was the BT leadership course which necessitated Mr Clement travelling twice to the USA and which cost the council £7,000. No detailed breakdown of the £7,000 has been revealed by the council. Mr Clement left the council just months after completing the course."
The £7000 junket to America was cleared by Nick Johnson.
That's the same Nick Johnson who retired on "ill health" soon after, before turning up for a recuperative meal at Le Pont de la Tour, before swiftly moving on to a new job at Hammersmith and Fulham.
Any alarm bells ringing yet? Well they didn't ring for Boris last year:
Oh well I guess you live and learn. By the time David Cameron takes power nationally, I'm sure the Conservative Party will have sorted these problems out.
So who's in charge of all that? Oh yes here he is:
Nick Boles, former head of the Policy Exchange thinktank and a close friend of Mr Cameron.
Yes that's right, the same Nick Boles who was in charge of setting up Boris's administration.
And who later told the Assembly that it would have been too "ball-breaking" to do the necessary checks on Boris's appointments.
Like Ray Lewis. Who launched Boris's campaign. And who David Cameron chose to visit on his first day as leader.
Are you feeling filled with confidence yet?